Geek Pick: Fi Smart Dog Collar Sniffs Out Your Pet

A lost dog is every pet owner’s worst nightmare. What if they disappear into the crowd in a bustling metropolis like New York City? Or what if they run off into the secluded forest while helping with wildlife preservation? You just never know.

Fortunately, as with many other primal fears, there’s now a modern solution through technology. The Fi Smart Dog Collar will track your dog with the same tenacity as a dog itself.

Geek Pick: Fi Smart Dog Collar Sniffs Out Your Pet

The Fi Smart Dog Collar consists of a metal, waterpoof tracker to attaches to the collar. You can only use Fi’s own collars but they come in a variety of sizes and colors. You’ll also get a charging block but thanks to the impressive month-long battery life you won’t be relying on it that much.

After connecting the base station to your home Wi-Fi network, you create a safe zone around your house for your dog to freely roam. The area around your phone also acts as a base station safe zone, so the app knows your dog isn’t lost if it’s with you outside. To be effective though Fi needs to track your dog if it runs away from both you and your home. To do that it uses GPS tracking powered by AT&T. That’s why you need to be in an area with coverage, and that’s also why you need to pay for a subscription.

Using the mobile app, you can keep all sorts of tabs on your dog. You’ll get alerts in less than five minutes if they leave the safe zone so you can quickly start tracking. You can set up distinct profiles for different pets and different owners. It even counts step, to keep your dog healthy as well as protected.